December 9, 2019

Save the Bays: Fashion designer Peter Nygard sentenced to prison in The Bahamas

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Canadian businessman ordered to pay US $150,000 for contempt of court in case involving stolen emails NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Bahamas Supreme Court sentenced Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard to 90 days in prison and fined him US$150,000 for contempt of court in a long-running legal dispute centered around an […]

RBC Royal Bank evacuates employees and their families from Abaco

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NASSAU, N.P., THE BAHAMAS – September 6, 2019 — Today, RBC Royal Bank (RBC) announced it successfully evacuated employees and their families from the island of Abaco in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. “While many areas of The Bahamas were affected by Hurricane Dorian, conditions on Abaco are particularly severe,” said LaSonya Missick, Managing Director and Head […]

Bahamas in deal with Disney to develop cruise port and entertainment facility

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From Jouvert Radio NASSAU, The Bahamas, Tuesday March 12,2019 – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced that his government has signed a Heads of Agreement with Disney Island Development Ltd for a proposed Cruise Port and entertainment facility in South Eleuthera. The development has a projected investment of between US$250 million and US$400 million. […]

Bahamas: Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces top producers for 2018

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NASSAU, The Bahamas (Jan. 3, 2019) — George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are pleased to announce the company’s top producers for 2018. For the fourth year in a row, Nick Damianos was the company’s overall Top Producing Sales Agent and Top Listing Agent. James Malcolm […]

Bahamas: Director General of Tourism states importance of ‘Collective Efforts’ in Mitigating Caribbean Regional Threats

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From The Bahamas Weekly NASSAU, The Bahamas – Losses as a result of damage caused by recent super storms, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, estimated at more than US$5 Billion highlight the importance of the region’s allocation of resources to disaster risk mitigation and preparedness “in order to ensure that the respective destinations rebound as quickly […]

Guyana and Suriname nationals held with drugs in Bahamas

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From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug 16 2017 – Police say they have arrested two Caribbean nationals after they arrived here on Tuesday on a Caribbean airline. In a statement, the police said that in the first, Drug Enforcement Unit officers on duty at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, conducted a search of a […]

Bahamas: Dr Hubert Minnis sworn in as Prime Minister

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From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, May 12 2017 – Dr Hubert Minnis was on Thursday sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas since the country gained political independence from Britain in 1973. Minnis, a medical doctor and former minister of health was sworn into office at Government House […]

Bahamas: Prison officer found hanging in cell

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From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 17 2017 – Coroner Jeanine Weech-Gomez, has launched an investigation into the death of a male officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections, who died while in lawful custody for a domestic incident on Thursday night. Police officers reportedly discovered the man hanging in a cell at the […]

Bahamas minister in tangle over $2-billion Chinese project

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By Candia Dames Nassau Guardian Managing Editor From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — Hours after minister of agriculture and marine resources Alfred Gray acknowledged to reporters that he gave the go-ahead for the Bahamas Embassy in China to have discussions with the Chinese government on a $2.1 billion proposal for an agri-fisheries project, Gray […]

Chinese fast-tracking megaresort sale, says Bahamas PM

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By Krystel Rolle-Brown Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie on Friday revealed that the China Export-Import (EXIM) Bank is fast-tracking its process to find a buyer for the troubled multibillion dollar Baha Mar megaresort property, which has been mostly shuttered for more than nine months. […]